Preseason Ranks: Starting Pitchers

Rankings: Top 40 | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | C | OF | SP | RP

The following list comprises the fantasy baseball top 80 starting pitcher rankings of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert for the ’09 season. The list is ordered by the overall top 80 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining players that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

2009 Starting Pitcher Rankings
 
Brandon
Funston

Andy
Behrens

Brad
Evans

Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
Tim Lincecum 1 2 1 1 1
Johan Santana 2 1 2 2 2
C.C. Sabathia 3 3 3 7 3
Brandon Webb 4 5 4 3 3
Jake Peavy 5 4 5 4 5
Roy Halladay 6 6 6 5 6
Dan Haren 7 7 7 8 7
Cole Hamels 8 9 8 6 8
Josh Beckett 10 8 10 11 9
Chad Billingsley 9 11 9 13 10
Francisco Liriano 11 10 12 12 11
James Shields 13 12 11 9 11
Roy Oswalt 12 13 14 10 13
Felix Hernandez 14 14 16 19 14
Javier Vazquez 16 15 20 14 15
Ricky Nolasco 15 18 21 16 16
John Lackey 20 17 18 17 17
Jon Lester 19 19 22 15 18
Scott Kazmir 23 16 13 28 19
Cliff Lee 22 28 15 18 20
A.J. Burnett 17 24 17 29 21
Daisuke Matsuzaka 18 21 28 21 22
Zack Greinke 24 23 19 22 22
Edinson Volquez 21 22 28 20 24
Yovani Gallardo 26 29 26 27 25
Josh Johnson 25 26 35 26 26
Scott Baker 29 20 30 34 27
Adam Wainwright 34 27 24 30 28
Matt Cain 27 25 36 31 29
Kevin Slowey 32 34 25 36 30
Rich Harden 28 30 29 43 31
Derek Lowe 33 33 45 23 32
Joba Chamberlain 37 31 33 35 33
Ryan Dempster 35 38 32 32 34
Justin Verlander 41 32 31 33 34
Carlos Zambrano 31 37 34 40 36
Ervin Santana 50 40 23 49 37
John Danks 42 39 44 38 38
Erik Bedard 30 46 47 41 39
Brandon Morrow 49 36 54 25 39
Chris Carpenter 38 45 43 39 41
Ted Lilly 45 47 39 37 42
Clayton Kershaw 36 41 38 55 43
Chris Young 39 50 42 44 44
Matt Garza 40 56 59 24 45
Max Scherzer 43 42 46 53 46
Aaron Harang 48 51 37 48 46
Brett Myers 47 55 41 42 48
Randy Johnson 44 52 55 46 49
Hiroki Kuroda 46 35 56 60 50
Johnny Cueto 51 48 53 50 51
Wandy Rodriguez 59 44 57 47 52
Jered Weaver 53 54 51 52 53
David Price 57 43 40 71 54
Jair Jurrjens 52 57 50 56 55
Ubaldo Jimenez 54 53 58 51 56
Paul Maholm 62 68 48 45 57
Chris Volstad 55 49 68 54 58
Gil Meche 63 64 49 62 59
Mike Pelfrey 58 60 65 57 60
Manny Parra 56 58 64 63 61
John Maine 60 69 52 61 62
Chien-Ming Wang 68 59 60 58 63
Mark Buehrle 67 65 63 66 64
Kenshin Kawakami 61 62 72 67 65
Gavin Floyd 70 67 61 64 65
Fausto Carmona 65 73 62 65 67
Jonathan Sanchez 66 61 67 72 68
Oliver Perez 69 66 73 59 69
Sean Marshall 76 63 70 73 70
Andy Pettitte 71 70 66 78 71
Jordan Zimmermann 74 71 69 77 72
Ian Snell 73 76 79 68 73
Tommy Hanson 75 72 77 76 74
Jeremy Guthrie 78 74 80 74 75
Joe Saunders 79 78 74 75 75
John Smoltz 64 75 70 77
Hong-Chih Kuo 72 78 69 78
Justin Duchscherer 71 79
Trevor Cahill 75 80
Jesse Litsch 76
Aaron Cook 77
John Lannan 77
Bronson Arroyo 79
Brett Anderson 79
James McDonald 80
Brad Penny 80
Clay Buchholz 80

Rankings based on a standard, 5x5 (BA, HR, RBI, R, SB) league format